News from Rye Harbour

  • New Information Centre

    New Information Centre

    We have opened a new information centre in temporary cabins at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

  • Patchwork Challenge

    Patchwork Challenge

    ​PWC is a friendly competition between patch birders which has been running since 2013. Late Spring Update

  • April 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    April 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    Wildlife highlight during April was the discovery of a small colony of grey-backed mining bee (Andrena vaga) at Castle Water by local photographer and bee enthusiast Peter Greenhalf on 3rd April.

  • March 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    March 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    One sure sign of spring on the reserve is the appearance of the tiny mauve flowers of Danish scurvy grass. This member of the cabbage family is traditionally a coastal plant in the UK, though in the last 50 years it has increasingly colonised roadside verges where its ability to
  • February 2017: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    February 2017: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    One of the bird highlights during February was a hen harrier which was seen at Castle Water on the 3rd. This species is a mainly winter visitor to the reserve, the summer being spent in its upland breeding habitat.

  • January 2017: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    January 2017: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    Shoveler is a common winter bird at Rye Harbour and perhaps one of our most important species, often occurring in nationally significant numbers (the UK threshold of importance for this species is 148).

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